Great Southern Derrick Barge Company has taken delivery of a $3-million 80-ton floating crane to enhance their operations in the Tampa Bay, Fla., area. Mounted on a 125 by 52-foot barge built by Bergeron Industries, Inc., St. Bernard, La., the
Murphy Pacific Marine Salvage Company, One World Trade Center, Suite 8833 New York, N.Y. 10048, has announced the promotion of Joseph F. Madeo Jr. to the position of general manager of its Merritt Division. This is the former Marine Salvage Division
The Rauma-Repola shipyard in Uusikaupunki, Finland, earlier this year handed over to its Soviet trading partner, V/O Sudoimport of Moscow, a type SB 406 oceangoing salvage tug, the 14th oceangoing tug delivered by that yard to the USSR. Construction of the series started in 1976; four 3,
Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc. recently delivered Belle Watling, a 72-ft. (21.9 m) Z-drive tug to Dixie Towing of Jacksonville, Fla. The first azimuthing tug to be built at the Bayou La Batre shipyard, Belle Watling was delivered 30 days ahead of its contractual delivery date.
Nathaniel Robbins Jr. has been named president of the Grafton Boat Co., a company which was recently acquired by a group of Minneapolis investors. Grafton Boat Co. is a designer and builder of commercial and Government towboats and workboats. The
E. Whitney Olson has been named president of Willamette Tug & Barge Co., a major Portland, Ore.-based ship assist, general towing and barging, and oilbarging firm which operates in the Ports of Portland, and Vancouver, Wash. He also serves as
The Marine Section, National Safety Council—largest group in the United States maritime industry promoting company efforts to reduce employee accidents — will hold its 61st annual convention and seminar on October 2-4, 1978 at the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago, 111.
The Northwest Towboat Association recently held its 17th annual membership meeting in Seattle, Wash. During the meeting, Bill Epping, General Construction Company, was elected president for the ensuing year. The position of vice president was filled by Warner Nelson,
Capt. S. Fraser Sammis, president of the National Cargo Bureau, New York, N.Y., and a longtime leader in ship i n d u s t ry safety, has been elected general chairman of the Marine Section of the National Safety Council for the coming year. He succeeds Capt.
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